Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken

The Little Norse Prince

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Alternative Titles

English: The Little Norse Prince
Synonyms: Horus: Prince of the Sun, Hols: Prince of the Sun, Little Norse Prince Valiant
Japanese: 太陽の王子 ホルスの大冒険


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1968
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Other
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, MagicMagic
Duration: 1 hr. 22 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #59332
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Horus is a boy that one day, hunted by silver wolves, found the sword of the sun. The day his father died he left his home to find the people from the town his father told him. Together with a small bear named Koro he starts the journey and runs into a great adventure fighting against Grunwald and his subordinates who want to rule the world.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ichihara, Etsuko


Okata, Hisako


Mizugaki, Youko


Nagata, Yasushi

Father Hols

Yokomori, Hisashi


Ohara, Noriko


Yokomori, Hisashi

Village Chief

Mishima, Masao


Hori, Junko

Ganko, Jii-san

Touno, Ejirou


Takahata, Isao
Mamiya, Michio
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Miyazaki, Hayao
Key Animation
Mori, Yasuji
Key Animation


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Feb 20, 2010
Merridian (All reviews)
Imagine the King Arthur origin tale mixed with vague Beowulf elements, then filter that through Kurosawa-esque scenery, directing, and atmosphere, and Hols: Prince of the Sun is approximately what the result might end up like. Although still owing to its Western influences a great deal, Hols: Prince of the Sun marks the beginning of a divergence from Western formulas and animation traditions though its embrace of comparatively Eastern themes and presentation, particularly in its cinematic formalism.

While the level of detail may not be up to most expectations of the casual anime viewer, it should be noted that it more than makes up for this read more
Nov 4, 2009
cobrascope (All reviews)
Technically this film is leagues away from the quality of films later produced by Takahata and Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli. Still it's a great little film with more depth than is first apparent. It's a shame Takahata encountered such resistance and lack of backing from the studio when making this film. It could have been so much more. At one point still frames replace the animation becuase they ran over budget in production! A landmark in anime nontheless.
Feb 4, 2009
Scallion (All reviews)
I saw this movie on a whim while I was looking for episodes of the live-action TV show "Firefly", which I've been meaning to watch for years, and was pleasantly surprised. Horus/Hols:Prince of the Sun (localized under several other titles in other countries) has an amazing pedigree-directed by Isao Takahata , animation credits by the famous Hayao Miyazaki, among other famous names in Japanese animation, and is considered to be the first modern anime film, as it broke away from the typical Disney movie fare that they saw in anime.

That being said, the movie still looks, feels, and sounds like Disney animated classic, which is read more
Oct 21, 2012
angelsreview (All reviews)
Well, this is a really really old video and let’s say that for its time, it might have been very high class but now, it feels like it lacks a lot. The animation is low quality and the voices feel forced and scripted.

Horus seems to not think about what he is about to do, his heart being in the right place but his head just doesn’t seem to be happening there. He was made to be the purest of the pure but they made him come out as a rather young child, younger then he should be. Other characters randomly sing and makes it read more

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